Apr 3 – May 18, 2008

Exhibitions: G. Schillig, K. Mehta, A. Dluzniewski and N. Sekhniashvili

Date: Apr 3, 2008, 20:00 Uhr

Duration: Apr 3 – May 18, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Gabi Schillig
RAUM(ZEIT)KLEIDER – portable°wearable°spaces
The discipline of architecture has long worked under ambiguous conditions: Even Aristotle defined architecture’s mission as one that connects the dynamic moments of planning and building with the static, foreseeable and final condition of »telos.« In her conceptual works, Gabi Schillig explores this final state of production and the control of space, and enables social spatial strategies in connection with the body, materiality and geometry. Her textile objects are temporary images that push spatial boundaries and unlock a fourth dimension through movements and transformation of space.

Plaster, Desire & Those Cities
Kaiwan Mehta

Because architectural elements and motifs are a storehouse containing history and memory, architecture can be read as a literary text and perceived as an archive. Kaiwan Mehta’s work attempts to decipher the many historical layers of the urban neighborhood – the contemporary life of a region once designated as a »native town« in colonial Bombay. The architectural skin thereby forms a comprehensive composition of narrations, in which families and communities define social as well as political space. Mehta explores architectural ornament as an object of pictorial history and utilizes it to develop a theory of the city and the culture connected to it. Within the framework of his narrative analyses, Mehta’s texts expose invisible stories on different European cities, told and illustrated in a way that alludes to 19th-century stylebooks.

Andrzej Dluzniewski
Paintings 2007

After his involvement with abstract and conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s, Andrzej Dluzniewski turned increasingly to painting in the past ten years, despite his blindness. The images pay testament to the concentration of the artist to the symbolism of color and are executed by his wife, Maciej Sawicki (who studied at the Warsaw Academy of the Visual Arts), as well as Kajetan Dluzniewski, his son. Dluzniewski shows a selection of works that were created at the Akademie over the past year.

A cooperation with the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Nino Sekhniashvili

In her diptych »Finlandia/Chakra«, Nino Sekhniashvili presents two dialogues, whose protagonists remain hidden. One dialog is about seemingly irrelevant topics, the other about the special moment of religious epiphany. In the use of language and also the speakers’ positions, both videos reveal helplessness and powerlessness in questions of power and sexuality.

To accompany the exhibitions, Goh Lee Kwang introduces his new sound performance »S.O.S. Sound of Solitude«, a piece composed of sounds he recorded during his fellowship in 2005. In addition, an audio performance and exhibit of videos by Goh Lee Kwang will be performed and on view at fluctuating images from April 11-13.

In cooperation with fluctuating images. contemporary media art e.V.

The exhibition is on view from Friday, April 4, to Sunday May 18, 2008.
The exhibitions are open on Thursday, May 1 (Labor Day), as well as Pentecost Sunday, May 11. The exhibition is closed Pentecost Monday, May 12.
Hours: Tue-Thurs 10am–noon & 2-5:30pm, Fri 10am – noon & 2–4pm, Sat–Sun noon–5:30pm